Presentation shield

Object Number: 
INV.9002ab
Date: 
ca. 1873
Medium: 
Leather, paint, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 3/4 × 13 1/2 × 3/4 in. (50.2 × 34.3 × 1.9 cm) Part (b, fragment): 1 3/4 × 3 1/4 × 1/4 in. (4.4 × 8.3
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "LADY WASHINGTON HOSE / 2 / PEEKSKILL / TO / HOPE HOSE / 2 / OF / MORRISANIA / NY" painted: below "PEEKSKILL" on obverse: "OF / N.Y." painted: below "OF / MORRISANIA / NY" on obverse: "Presented May 3rd. 1873." sta
Description: 
Painted (discolored) leather presentation shield presented by Lady Washington Hose No. 2 of Peekskill to Hope Hose No. 2 of Morrisania; applied star in recessed circle at top; appliquéd "2" on recessed, shield-shaped panel between lines of inscriptions on upper half (same on lower half), with painted fire engines on either side at center; wood attached to back with ring for hanging.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group